Barbentane

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Barbentane
Tour Anglica in Barbentane
Tour Anglica in Barbentane
Coat of arms of Barbentane
Coat of arms
Barbentane is located in France
Barbentane
Barbentane
Coordinates: 43°54′01″N 4°44′55″E / 43.9003°N 4.7486°E / 43.9003; 4.7486Coordinates: 43°54′01″N 4°44′55″E / 43.9003°N 4.7486°E / 43.9003; 4.7486
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Bouches-du-Rhône
Arrondissement Arles
Canton Châteaurenard
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Ichartel
Area
 • Land1 27.13 km2 (10.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 3,763
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 13010 / 13570
Elevation 12–167 m (39–548 ft)
(avg. 51 m or 167 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Barbentane is a commune of the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Geography[edit]

Barbentane is located at the northernmost point of the Bouches du Rhône department, on the border with the Vaucluse and Gard departments, at the confluence of the Durance and the Rhône.

The Durance flows north of the village and forms the border between the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Vaucluse departments. The town of Avignon is located across the Durance.

The Rhône flows west of the village and forms the border between the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Gard departments.

The village is built on the slopes of the Montagnette hills.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,309 —    
1800 2,005 −13.2%
1806 2,212 +10.3%
1821 2,475 +11.9%
1831 2,700 +9.1%
1836 2,926 +8.4%
1841 2,955 +1.0%
1846 3,053 +3.3%
1851 3,051 −0.1%
1856 3,210 +5.2%
1861 3,132 −2.4%
1866 3,213 +2.6%
1872 3,148 −2.0%
1876 2,947 −6.4%
1881 2,851 −3.3%
1886 2,884 +1.2%
1891 2,797 −3.0%
1896 2,787 −0.4%
1901 2,681 −3.8%
1906 2,619 −2.3%
1911 2,607 −0.5%
1921 2,404 −7.8%
1926 2,511 +4.5%
1931 2,581 +2.8%
1936 2,432 −5.8%
1946 2,425 −0.3%
1954 2,427 +0.1%
1962 2,616 +7.8%
1968 2,795 +6.8%
1975 2,864 +2.5%
1982 3,201 +11.8%
1990 3,273 +2.2%
1999 3,643 +11.3%
2008 3,763 +3.3%

Twin towns[edit]

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